Trick-or-Treat! Kids of all ages love reciting those magic words and receiving bags full of goodies. However, walking through the streets and knocking on strangers’ doors may not be the best option for toddlers and preschoolers. Luckily, New Jersey offers plenty of opportunities for safe trick-or-treating in controlled environments. From malls to museums to community events, experience all the fun of trick-or-treat, without the worry, at these structured, family-friendly happenings. See individual links for dates and times. For everything Halloween, visit Mommy Poppins New Jersey Halloween Guide.
If you haven’t gotten your fill of fall yet, throw on a cozy sweater and take your pick from one of the awesome autumn events happening in Jersey this weekend. For big festival fun, head to the 12th Annual South Jersey Pumpkin Show in Woodstown, pick your perfect orange beauty and navigate a corn maze at Terhune Orchards Fall Family Fun Weekends or get spooked during the Haunted Halloween event at A.Casola Farms. And if you want to take a break from the Halloween hoopla, sit back and take in a family-friendly performance like Clifford the Big Red Dog Live at the Mayo Performing Arts Center or the Little Star That Could at the Novins Planetarium. Whatever you decide to do this weekend, we hope you enjoy it with family and friends. For even more activity options, check out our Event Calendar.
This craft is sponsored by Henry Holt, an imprint of Macmillan Children's Publishing Group.
Families come in all shapes and sizes. A new picture book, Little Elliot, Big Family, tells the story of a small elephant who finds a family of his own in the big city. We travel with Little Elliot and his friend Mouse through 1940s NYC, visiting favorite landmarks.
This charming tale inspired us to celebrate our own family with a special picture frame craft. This easy project is a picture perfect way to save cherished family memories.
Yes, it's the spookiest month of the year--and October is also chock-full of fun family activities all over our great state! Forget that door-to-door treat-trolling and try something different this year: take your family to an NJ zoo. It's always an enjoyable way to spend a family day, but add some candy, costumes and fun activities and your little NJ ghouls will be having a blast in no time! And don't forget to check out our Halloween Activities Guide.
For those who like a good fright, check out some of NJ's best haunted establishments. There are plenty of night-time haunts to please the older kids, some creepy walking tours to see a (possibly) haunted town, a scaredy-cat amusement park and even a few scare-free zones where kids can just trick or treat. For more creepy/fun choices, check out our NJ Halloween Guide. and sign up for our emails to get more Halloween and family activity ideas each week!
It’s time to get in the autumn spirit! New Jersey is welcoming the beautiful month of October in a big way with dozens of family-friendly activities to help you make the most of the season. Get your fill of all things pumpkin during Pumpkin Palooza 2015 at the Garden State Discovery Museum, the Holmdel Harvest Festival at Bayonet Farm or the 15th Annual Pumpkin Festival at Whippany Railway Museum. For more fun to round out your fall weekend, get tickets to the Harvest Moon Hayride at Alstede Farms or bring your little reader to the Morristown Festival of Books. Whatever you decide to do this weekend, we hope you enjoy it with family and friends. For even more activity options, check out our Event Calendar .
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